Medical device

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Relocations, expansions

Bomarko Medical Packaging (Plymouth, IN) recently entered into the medical device packaging market.
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The primary thermoformed package for Somnus's medical device was specially designed to keep one moving part stationary. Partiall
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Second look at packaging yields savings

Revised pack saves time and money for medical device packager Somnus Medical. New tray design cuts costs 57% and allows company to create a dispenser pack.
Workers remove packs of surgical gloves from the Tiromat Powerpak (top), a machine equipped with the patented Infrasync drive.
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Film fits like a glove

Custom drive on a thermoform/seal machine enables Allegiance Healthcare’s Rayong, Thailand, plant to switch from paper lidstock to thin-gauge plastic film for packs of disposable surgeon’s gloves. Costs are cut by hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.
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Film fits like a glove (sidebar)

Local service, validation yield dividends
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Telatemp Corp.: Sensor labels

SL sensor labels, designed by Telatemp (Fullerton, CA), are suitable for monitoring temperature sensitive materials such as plastic, machinery, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, electronics, adhesives, biologicals, and food during shipment, storage, processing, or operation.
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All-purpose medical pack

An award-winning thermoform package for Becton Dickinson’s surgical scalpel serves as a sterile barrier, a protective shipper, a sterile transfer tray from preparation to operating rooms and a point-of-use product dispenser. A blue-tint PETG outer tray, HIPS inner tray and a Tyvek lid replace an injection-molded box and foam insert.
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Nalge Nunc Intl.: Nalge Nunc Intl.: Septum closures on bottles

Nalgene® PETG media bottles with septum closures are manufactured by Nalge Nunc (Rochester, NY) as non-cytotoxic Class I medical devices. They make it possible to reliably sample or introduce product through the PTFE/silicone septum.
R.A. Jones' CMV2 vertical cartoner has a 15-min, almost toolless, changeover.
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Pack Expo 2000 quick-changeover round-up

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: Every year machinery builders advertise quick-changeover packaging machines. As Packaging World editors walked the aisles at the recent Pack Expo show, we could not miss the new packaging machines that featured super-quick changeover times, which we'll arbitrarily define as 15 minutes or less. Here are some cartoners, case packers, a shrink bundler and a thermoformer that caught our attention.
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Three-minute changeover thermoformer

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: Doyen Medipharm says its new tool-less changeover MT2500 thermoform packaging machine is the first to produce a range of pack sizes with a single set of seal tooling.
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Purchasing moves 'slow speed ahead'

Pharmaceutical/medical and beverage markets will drive packaging machinery spending this year, says a PMMI study. U.S. domestic equipment sales are expected to rise 2% to 3% in 2000 to $4.9 billion.

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